Summer Bonus: Update 1
The loco that worked 6345 LTT - Trivandrum Netravati Express was WDM3A #18555 from Erode (all the way). The train left Panvel at 1320, delayed by 25 minutes, and reached Thrissur at 1250, delayed by about 30 minutes. Not much about the journey... Will put up more details on reaching back in Mumbai!
An unexpected turn to the journey... I made an unexpected dash to Bangalore! I left on April 07 in the night by a VOLVO bus operated by a leading private operator - Kallada. The bus was KA 03 AC 2000. It was a Semi-Sleeper bus, and I had a seat right behind the "helper's" seat i.e., Seat Number 03. The nearby seat too was empty throughout the journey!
I'll return to Trichur on 10 April by Car...more later!